Community stakeholders in Konduga LGA of Borno State have appealed to government and humanitarian partners to alleviate their poverty, by providing the youths and women with job opportunities and vocational skills acquisitions.
They also called on the government to provided adequate security especially in the remote areas and villages that are prone to insecurity, citing the reoccuring attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.
The stakeholders made the call during a one-day community dialogue forum for reconciliation and reintegration as well as sustainable peace organized by Allamin Foundation for Peace and development held on Wednesday in Maiduguri.
The stakeholders were also of the opinion that there were rampant cases of victimization of innocent citizens of various communities our of hatred , envy, misunderstanding and unforgiveness among others which government and development partners should intervene for peaceful coexistence and reconciliation.
Some of the stakeholders were of the view that lack of adequate working tools for the CJTF, vigilantes and hunters to be enable them combat the insurgents in addition to the military efforts is a serious concern that needs immediate intervention.
Others recommended the involvement of the traditional rulers in monitoring, coordinating, managing and controlling daily movements and activities of the people in communities both the residents and returnee repentants in a bid to consolidate peace, reconciliation and reintegration.
The stakeholders also called on government and security agencies to restrict and monitor the reckless movements of the returnee repentant insurgents in the communities, as they alleged fear of possible attacks.
The stakeholders further urged the government and security agents in charge of reintegration of the repentant insurgents to liaise with the community and religious leaders as well as ethnic group, women and youths leaders as well as leaders of the repentant Boko Haram insurgents.
The participants urged people to forgive, embrace and show love to the repentant insurgents stressing that they are part of the society but offended the people.
“It is a must and necessary for people to show affection , tolerance, care and love to the returnee repentant, relate with and live peacefully with them”, they said.